Holiday Cards 101: My 2014 Faves from

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I know it seems early, but by the time you schedule your family pics, order cards, and find the time to mail them out October seems not so far away from the holidays. So for the last few years I have been ordering our Christmas cards from I just love their selections and quality. I have never been disappointed. This is our card from last year. The silver parts are actually foil-pressed onto the cards. They were gorgeous. We also had a few family pics on the back and a little message, too.

Christmas card 2013

They have wonderful designs to choose from. There are fun & funky designs to the more traditional. We lean towards photo cards, but they also offer non-photo cards. I love that Minted has not only flat cards, but folded cards and Booklettes™ too. There are cards where the photo spots are squares so you can feature Instagram pics perfectly. Many of the designs have different color choices, and you can change it from “Christmas” to “Holidays” or “Happy New Year”. Plus, the add-on options are almost endless; from wrap around address labels, to pics on the backs of the cards, to custom envelopes. A new feature that Minted has this year is the gorgeous envelope printing. Here’s a pic of a few of the styles they have.

Minted envelopes

I wanted to share my favorite pics of cards from this year’s designs.

Each pic is linked to the product page if it’s one of your faves, too.

Here’s a really whimsical, fun one…

minted whimsical

Or a more traditional one….

Minted traditional card

Here’s my favorite that has the foil-pressed…

Minted foil pressed

And one with a retro-vibe to it (LOVE the florals)…

Minted retro

They also have cards that do double duty, such as “We’ve moved, here’s our new addy” and birth announcements (like the one we did last year). Cards that are shaped liked and can be strung like ornaments.

I am totally in love with their other products as well. They have really fun photo wrapping paper, journals, art prints, party decor, and more. Wrapping paper is only $15 for 5 sheets; perfect for those special gifts!

Minted wrapping paper

You can order your holiday items from, make sure to browse the whole site because there’s items you’ll love all over. And now one lucky reader is going to win a $75 gift card to use at!

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